Monday, January 23, 2006

Discussion on Melissa Rogers' Article

While I haven't posted anything new recently, there is a good discussion going on in the comments section of the post on the Melissa Rogers article. You can jump to that post by clicking here. Feel free to jump in if you have an opinion.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Papers from Last Semester

I finally created a place where I can store documents for you all to read if you want to, so I am posting two of my papers from last semester. Most of the other papers I wrote last semester were responses to books or articles that I obviously can't post. Click on one of the links below to download files in pdf format:

Washington Response (Certain portions of this paper had to be removed because one speaker was off the record.)

Gospel of Thomas

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Melissa Rogers on Justice Sunday III

Melissa Rogers, visiting professor of religion and public policy at Wake Forest University Divinity School (and one of my professors from last semester), has written an excellent article particularly on Justice Sunday III, but more generally on the state of religious freedom and many of the false statements coming from the religious right about the current state of religious freedom in the U.S. It is definitely worth a read, so click here.

If you want to read more about her, you can visit her bio on the Wake Forest Divinity School website by clicking here.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Trivia Question

I have been spending some time over at Yahoo Answers which is a new service from Yahoo that allows users to ask and answer each other questions. It has been very interesting to read and answer some of the questions in the religion area. The answers to one of the questions caused me to post my own:

How many cows did Noah take aboard the ark?

Feel free to leave your answer in a comment. And don't cheat by looking at the comments first.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Baptist Joint Committee on Alito

The Baptist Joint Committe has published an evaluation of supreme court nominee Samuel Alito's history on church/state issues. You can read the article by clicking here.

Its A New Year!

Its a new year, and I have been spending time with friends and family rather than posting on the blog. Gay and I went back to Tampa on Christmas day, and stayed through the second.

The crowd at FBC Statesville on Christmas day was much larger than we expected it to be. We had probably 80-90% of the normal crowd there, which I was very happy to see. We went to church back at Bayshore in Tampa the next week, and enjoyed getting to see the friends we miss so much.

School starts again next Tuesday, and I plan to post many of my writings from the God and the NY Times class I will be taking.

Finally, as many of you have probably read, Pat Robertson is blaming Sharon's stroke on his decisions to give land to the Palestinians. The more I thought about it, the more I kept hearing "Blessed are the peacemakers..." I think that is probably a more appropriate response to the situation in Israel.